The last game of 15 years of national team ended. National team captain Kim Hyun-soo revealed his candid feelings about sharp criticism.

The WBC national team finished their group stage schedule with the match against China on the 13th. After failing to advance to the next round, the quarterfinals, the national team returned home on the 14th earlier than expected. Captain Kim Hyeon-soo, who hinted at the ‘last national team’ even before the opening of the tournament, said, “I’m done now. It’s the last time I’m wearing a Korea uniform.”

This is Kim Hyun-soo, who was first selected for the national team as a ‘rookie’ during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Starting with the Olympic gold medal, 안전놀이터 he always played as a regular player in the KBO league as well as the national team. He participated in almost all international competitions convened during his active career, including the 2009 WBC, the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, the 2019 Premier12, and the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Born in 1988, he is now 35 years old. Considering that Olympic baseball is gone and the next WBC will be held in three years, it seems difficult to see Kim Hyun-soo, the national team player. He made up his mind about the end and participated in this WBC.

It would be a lie if I said I had no regrets. Kim Hyun-soo said, “All the players prepared well, but it’s unfortunate that they couldn’t show their skills that much. I was the captain, but there was a lack. Because of my lack, I couldn’t lead the players well and didn’t get good results. Thank you to my juniors for doing their best until the end. “I tried to create a comfortable atmosphere, but I was nervous from the first game. I think the players were nervous because I was nervous.

After losing against Australia and losing against Japan, Kim Hyun-soo told the players several times, “I lost because of me. I’m sorry.” He said, “My heart hurt. It hurt a lot. I worked hard not to hear that I came to play. I came out a lot for the national team, but if I don’t get results, it’s right to be criticized. But when this happened, my heart hurt so much, and I felt sorry for my juniors, so I said that.” .

Finally, Kim Hyun-soo brought out a story he had in mind. The national team was bombarded with criticism after defeats against Australia and Japan. Most of them were sorry for the difference in skill, but there were also quite a few voices reprimanding the players for their skills and sluggishness. Some baseball players also lamented through various channels. Kim Hyun-soo said, “I heard a lot of words of comfort from seniors who appeared on the national team a lot, but it seems that other people think very easily. At least, it shows that he is sorry for such an evaluation.

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